PASSENGERS

Every once in a while a story comes along that speaks to the plight of man on multiple levels, and such is the case with the movie PASSENGERS.

A FAMILY TRUST

The family is designated by God as the core unit of society, whereby parents are to teach God's truth to their children. A country is only as strong as its families. Families are only as strong as their faith in God, as individuals and a unit. So it is that God said, “You shall love … Continue reading A FAMILY TRUST

BE OF ONE MIND?

A HARD TO HEAR MESSAGE Does the Bible actually say be of one mind? Is that possible? Only if there is a God, and only if He can fill His people with His Holy Spirit and with power. There are a few more "if's" in the scripture where this truth is found. "Therefore if you … Continue reading BE OF ONE MIND?

PREACH THE WORD

"It is a trustworthy statement: for if we died with Him, we will also live with Him; If we endure, we will also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He also will deny us; if we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself. (2 Timothy 2:11-13) One day this week I began … Continue reading PREACH THE WORD

The Gentile Dog and the Good Jew

In Mark chapter seven Jesus encountered a Greek woman whose daughter was demon possessed, His reply to her request to heal her daughter is not what we might expect from a God of love.  ““Let the children be satisfied first, for it is not right to take the children’s bread and to throw it to … Continue reading The Gentile Dog and the Good Jew

The Leper and the Legion

In the first chapter of Mark’s gospel we are introduced to a leper, who at first glance appears to worship Jesus by kneeling down before Him.  However, upon closer look we see a man who questioned Jesus’ willingness to help him, even though he knew that Jesus had the power to do so.  Jesus’ power … Continue reading The Leper and the Legion

The Great Commandment

What does it mean to be a Christian?  What kind of behavior comes to mind when we think about Jesus Christ?  The preceding questions are inseparable because to be Christian is to seek to be like Christ.  What then was Christ like? Jesus Christ is the only person in human history that fulfilled perfectly the … Continue reading The Great Commandment

Victorious Faith V

  The way that leads to the Victory Gate is not found on Easy Street. “Forasmuch then as Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin.” 1Peter 4:1 Christians are engaged in a war for the … Continue reading Victorious Faith V

Faith Works by Love

The great message of Galatians is that men are set free from the tyranny of the law to live by faith. “For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails anything, nor uncircumcision; but faith which works by love.” Galatians 5:6 In this portion of scripture we have contrasted two ways to live, the first is under … Continue reading Faith Works by Love

God is Good

“(All the people who listened, including the tax collectors, and who were baptized with the baptism of John, acknowledged the righteousness of God; but the Pharisees and scholars of the law, who were not baptized by him, rejected the plan of God for themselves.)”  Luke 7:29, 30 Yesterday, my wife and I lost a very … Continue reading God is Good

The High Cost of Revealing Mercy

“who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.” 1Peter 2:23-24 It … Continue reading The High Cost of Revealing Mercy

Intimate with God

“But now in Christ Jesus you that once were far off are made near in the blood of Christ.” Ephesians 2:13 Paul begins the second chapter of Ephesians with the condition of his hearers before they came to Christ, which was independent of God. Sin always alienates the originator of it from a holy and … Continue reading Intimate with God